Shapers To Vie For ‘Best Of Show’ At Sacred Craft

2009 winner Tomo Surfboards.

2009 winner Tomo Surfboards.

March 10, 2010 : – – Encinitas — The best of the best high performance surfboards and equipment will be on display during the two-day exposition at the Sacred Craft Consumer Surfboard Expo in Ventura, Ca. These exhibitors will be vying for the acclaimed “Best of Show” award given to the manufacturer that is on the cutting edge of performance, design, and manufacturing technique.

The “Best of Show” winner will receive a 10′ x 10′ booth space at an upcoming Sacred Craft Expo.

“Of course all of the surfboards at Sacred Craft are incredible, so it makes picking the ‘Best of Show’ difficult,” said expo director Scott Bass. “We employ a covey of luminaries that walk the expo floor and check in with each other regarding their favorites. The not-so-anonymous experts are generally looking for a board that is creating a lot of buzz during the expo.”

Last October, in San Diego, Australian surfboard designer/shaper Daniel Thompson was awarded the 2009 “Best of Show” for his unique Raptor surf design. “A truly modern adaptation of the fish design,” said Thompson. Successfully combining (Steve) Lis style foils with performance shortboard refinement and a unique split diamond tail for low drag planing efficiency and a tighter turning radius at speed. Why surf when you can fly?”

WHO: Surfers, Shapers, Designers, Craftsman, Manufacturers
WHAT: Surfboards and the culture that flows from them.
WHEN: April 10 & 11 2010; Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-4pm
WHERE: Ventura County Fairgrounds @ C Street
WHY: Because surfers really only care about two things; waves and the equipment to ride them with.
HOW: $10 at the door includes TransWorld SURF subscription and door prizes including surfboards and one week stay at Joyo’s G-Land Surf Camp.